U.S. President Barack Obama holds the last news conference of his presidency (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) Stephen J. Taubert, 61, of Syracuse, won’t get the leniency he begged the court for and was sentenced to almost four years in prison for making threats against of high-profile public figures including Rep Maxine Waters, D-Calif.
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U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) speaks at a get-out-the-vote rally in support of U.S.
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Former Georgia Gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams speaks at the National Action Network's annual convention, April 3, 2019 in New York City.
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LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 21: Black Lives Matter Co-Founder Alicia Garza speaks during the Women's March "Power to the Polls" voter registration tour launch at Sam Boyd Stadium on January 21, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Damon Keith, Senior Judge for the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals was a respected leader in the civil rights fight throught his career. (AP Photo/Detroit News, Ricardo Thomas)
The family and legal counsel for Stephen Taubert, who threatened the lives of President Barack Obama and Rep. Maxine Waters, among others, has asked for leniency and requested home detention and probation as his sentence. Taubert, 61, was found guilty in March of targeting prominent Black Democratic leaders because of their race. In response, his family insists that he merely “likes to provoke” and cite the First Amendment as protection of what have been deemed crimes.space“> Syrcause.com reports that Taubert does not have a history of violence, and those who are hoping he receives a lighter sentence want the threats to be viewed as just words and not actual plans to harm.